Hats in the Park

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    2019 Hats in the Park chairs Kelley Young and Laura Wareing Wheless.

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    2018 Hats in the Park chairs Francine Ballard and Greggory Burk.

Tickets are now on sale for the 2019 Hats in the Park luncheon!

Hats in the Park 2019
Thursday, March 21, 2019
11:30 a.m. 
Chairs: Laura Wareing Wheless and Kelley Young
Honoree: Jane Anderson Curtis
McGovern Centennial Gardens and Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion
1500 Hermann Drive

To purchase tickets or a table for Hats in the Park 2019, click here

If you are unable to attend the luncheon, but would like to make a donation to support the event, click here

If you wish to mail a donation, please complete and return this form to:
Hats in the Park
Hermann Park Conservancy
1700 Hermann Drive
Houston, Texas 77004

For additional information, please contact the Conservancy at events@hermannpark.org or (713) 524-5876 ext. 333. 

2018 Hats in the Park Recap

Thursday, March 22 offered a glorious day for Hermann Park Conservancy’s annual Hats in the Park luncheon, set amongst a plethora of blooming flora in the McGovern Centennial Gardens. 362 guests adorned in colorful frocks and chapeaus gathered for a champagne reception around the Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion before heading on to the tented Centennial Green for an al-fresco lunch prepared by City Kitchen. Co-chairs Francine Ballard and Greggory Burk’s idyllic garden luncheon exceeded fundraising goals, ultimately bringing in $402,659 to support Hermann Park Conservancy’s initiatives to improve and protect Hermann Park for future generations, making it the most successful Hats in the Park to date. The event honored Diana Hawkins, who served as a centennial ambassador and generous supporter of Hermann Park’s 2014 centennial celebrations, which saw the McGovern Centennial Gardens, including the Hawkins Sculpture Walk, come to fruition. 

Thank you to everyone who attended and supported the luncheon.

Check out coverage of the event below.

Houston Chronicle - Hats off to sunny spring luncheon
PaperCity - Houston’s Stunning Springtime Queens Turn Dressing Up Into a Hatful